Current Utah state law requires parents to sign permission for their kids to be in sex education and currently 90% of parents chose to have their kids take these classes. HB363 would allow school districts to deny parents this option and would make any discussion of birth control (even when the student initiates the discussion) illegal for the districts that continue to offer sex education. Nobody elected Gayle Ruzicka and her Tea Bagger Eagle Forum to our legislature and they should not be allowed to undermine the wishes of 90% of the parents of this state.
Subject: Gov. Herbert Veto HB363 (sex education)
This bill would let schools skip teaching sex education and prohibit instruction in the use of contraception. It's critical that sex education is taught in the schools, as not every child has the opportunity to learn about these topics at home. This bill is nothing more than a attempt to dictate morality.
That's why I signed a petition to Governor Gary Herbert, which says:
"Governor Herbert, please veto HB363. Our children need to be given enough information about sex and contraception that they are able to make good decisions concerning sex."
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